A seemingly simple sign in the local train station conceals a couple of juicy words to learn. No loitering or sleeping inside the station premises!
Tokyo Metro produce refresh their series of subway posters annually, with an unique design for each month. In recent years, the posters by graphic artist Bunpei Yorifuji have been particularly stylish and easy to understand, utilising clever visuals and bright colours to grab the attention of commuters.
While not an overwhelmingly common sight, in some districts of Japan you may come across signs like the one below that warn against folk of stranger dispositions.
Something you’ll see a lot of in Japanese is the Kanji 会 (かい), which symbolises a grouping or meeting. Its uses are quite broad, from titles, such as ‘International Association’ (交際交流会 – こくさいこうりゅうかい) to birthday party (誕生日会 – たんじょうびかい) . The trick is simply to look for the Kanji on the end and think of […]
As you no doubt heard, recently Typhoon Roke caused a bit of a mess in central Japan, with extensive flooding and damage due to strong winds and heavy rain. There are a lot of terms that are useful to know when typhoons are approaching, so today I’d like to introduce a few of them, including […]
Using an ATM machine is a rather simple task, but one that can be somewhat stressful when you aren’t sure what buttons to press. Add to that an ever-growing line of impatient people behind you and it could just be enough ruin your day! Let’s take a look at the process of withdrawing money.
Everybody loves a hearty bowl of Japan’s ubiquitous noodle, ramen! But did you know that you can order your noodles based on how hard and thick they are, as well as how strong the soup is?
Last time we looked at Snowboard Safety in general, but today we have a gander at how to take care in the snowboard park. Helmets are a must. Impact (butt) shorts are a plus!
Winter in Japan can be positively frightful if you don’t have a positive outlook. Looking forward to going snowboarding is one very good way to keep your spirits up, but be sure to strap on your helmet before heading out!
A bit of Engrish found at Nagoya station. Can you guess what ‘Party Travellers Only’ was the translation for?